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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Released on 03 December 2010

4.0 out of 5 (15 customer reviews) | Write a review

New from €21.74

A New Country for Old Friends

Controlled by a group of evil Tikis, the animals in Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard and stolen his stash of bananas - and he understandably wants them back. Retro Studios brings Donkey Kong back in a new side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and new levels that reignite the passion players had for the Super NES original.

From jungle to beach, caves to volcanoes, mine carts and swinging vines to exploding barrels, Donkey Kong Country Returns will provide hours of adrenaline- fuelled fun for friends, family and Donkey Kong fans alike in this all-new, multiplayer Wii game.

And for the first time ever in the series, with Donkey Kong Country Returns you can partner with a mate, sibling, or other member of your family to play side-by-side as primate pals, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, courtesy of a new co-operative two-player mode. Choose to act alone or pick your partner and work together in order to complete a fun-filled series of challenges, puzzles and tasks to reclaim Donkey Kong's stolen banana stash!

In this all new, side-scrolling adventure, Donkey Kong Country Returns, players will be able to fully immerse themselves in the world of the dynamic duo, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. In addition to the reappearance of popular features from the Donkey Kong series, such as barrel cannons and riding mine carts, players will also be presented with new skills to master. With Donkey Kong, players can use the motion controls to make him pound the ground, roll into enemies and blow air. Meanwhile, Diddy Kong can make use of a Barrel Jet which offers hovering abilities, as well as a Peanut Popgun, which he can use against enemies whilst hitching a ride on Donkey Kong's back - perfect for players who've got into the swing of things and want to offer a helping hand to a less-experienced partner.

As if mastering new moves, jumping, running and battling your way to the end of each level wasn't enough, you'll also need to keep your eyes peeled as each level contains secret areas and collectibles. If you collect the bonus objects which spell out K-O-N-G, you'll be rewarded with something very special indeed. For those players wanting to set their pulses racing even faster, there's a Time Attack mode which challenges you to complete the stage as fast as possible in order to get a gold medal. But beware, anyone can challenge you in a bid to topple your best time - so you may find your sister, girlfriend, or even your dad, doing a Donkey Kong Country Returns Time Attack victory dance!

  • Retro Studios faithfully restores everything that made the original series great, from barrel cannons to mine carts, and then builds on those elements with stunning graphics and new layers of depth to the world and game play. The game offers the traditional side-scrolling experience everyone loved, but with levels created in fully rendered 3-D environments
  • Diddy Kong joins the quest. With his trusty backpack, he can produce a jet pack or Peanut Pop Guns to give Donkey Kong more abilities
  • For the first time ever, the franchise features the ability for two people to play together at the same time - one as Donkey Kong, one as Diddy Kong (extra controllers sold seperately). Players can navigate the levels separately or as one unit. Diddy Kong can ride on Donkey Kong's back and hop off whenever he pleases, allowing novice players to ride on Donkey Kong's back through more challenging areas of the game
  • Hidden items, puzzle pieces and other surprises are found all through the jungle. Spell out K-O-N-G by the end of each level to earn an extra bonus
  • Motion controls give players a real feeling of control. Players move Donkey Kong using the Control Stick on the Nunchuk controller and can shake the Wii Remote controller to make Donkey Kong slap the ground
  • Vibrant colors, beautiful graphics and fun characters draw players in. Even people who have never played a Donkey Kong game before can pick up a controller and start collecting loads of bananas
  • Every level offers new fun and new challenges. Sometimes Donkey Kong is running through the jungle, sometimes his action takes place on a tropical beach and other times he must become a master of timing as he jumps chasms in a mine cart

    Donkey Kong Country Returns

customer Reviews

 Average rating (15 reviews)

 Amazing Game!

| | See all lukedaniel's reviews (40)

Brilliant game one of the best 2d platformers ive played up there with super mario world and the original donkey kong country absolutely essential wii game

 Too difficult for very young children

| | See all Alvstar's reviews (27)

Firstly i wouldn't reccommend this for very young children as it is a very challenging game. I grew up on 2d platformers and for your average gamer i'd say the difficulty is good because as it is challenging' it's never impossible and you will keep trying until eventually pass that tricky section.
One of the best Wii games of 2010.

 outstanding and true to the original!

| | See all all4u2's reviews (2)

the graphics, gameplay, atmosphere and classic music from the original snes game has been revitalised and it looks STUNNING. The only minor downside is that you can't tag to Diddy in single player but they've made Donkey Kong faster than the original anyway. This is the best game I've played on the Wii, better than Zelda or Mario personally. Thankyou Retro Studios for picking up where Rare left off!

 Great comeback for Kong!

| | See all Damien1310's reviews (1)

Donkey kong hasn't had much luck lately, his more recent outings haven't exactly been top quality. Donkey Kong County returns is a great comeback for the Nintendo Gorilla. Anyone who has played the brilliant new super Mario Bros will feel right at home with Donkey Kong Country Returns, the aim of the game is to make it across the stages and worlds collecting collectebles, simple as that. The worlds are varied enough to keep your interest, along with some gameplay twists such as rocket barrels, crashing waves and the frustrating mine carts. Speaking about frustration, the game can get difficult, infuriatingly difficult, however for the younger or inexperienced gamers there is a little help in the auto play feature, where the game will take control for you, getting you through those tricky parts.
I can't recommend this game enough, whether your a fan of Donkey's past adventures or a newcomer, great Wii game!

 The best Wii game....might just be!

| | See all Wryterz's reviews (23)

If you enjoyed Donkey Kong Country on the SNES then you'll love this. It's a similar, updated and tweeked version of the classic with improved graphics, better game play and much more to do. The story is similar and as you go through the 8 different worlds, all of which have 6 levels, a boss and a bonus level, you'll have to improve your skill and gather hundreds of bananas, KONG letters and puzzle pieces and to add to the vastness of the game, it has a time challenge for each level.

The improvement not only comes in the form of graphics but moves and added upgrades such as riding barrells through the sky. It's a complexed yet enjoyable game that brings back Rambi the Rhino and mine karts.

I've not played Mario Galaxy 2 yet (which i hear is awesome) but in my opinion, this game has everything and it's huge. Plenty of hours of fun ahead of you. Nostalgic yet new. Go ahead, you will not be disappointed.

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